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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★ Added 1

    For all the hype around it, it's remarkably mediocre, especially for Fincher.

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers 2012

    ★½ Added 9

    Pathetic, mediocre, painfully overrated. The cliche plot was spread too thin and disparate for all the characters it had to deal with. None of them were worth watching except for Loki - of which there was way, way too little - and the only likable avenger was Doc Banner. Hawkeye wasn't half bad either, but only because he was played by Jeremy Renner, otherwise that would've been another failure in a long line. Samuel L. Jackson too was too good…

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight 2008

    ★★★★★ Added

    I'm not a huge fan of comic books, comic book movies, or action flicks. And I love this film with everything I've got.

    The script is no art-house product (though not bad either), the action sequences aren't filmed very professionally - not a surprise, given Nolan wasn't even formally trained as a director; he studied English Lit. - though other aspects of direction were pretty well done. I also really appreciated how they seemed to have stayed true to the…

  • Inception

    Inception 2010

    ★★★★½ Added

    My housemate enthusiastically recommended this film me, and he was crazy about it. I guess I watched it just to shut him up, or tell him how awful it was - hehe. I didn't like it much the first time around - the psychology of dreaming was wrong, wrong, wrong. Laymen may not realise that, and they therefore have the freedom to enjoy the movie for what it is, but for me it felt like a scratch inside my skull…

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club 1999

    ★★★★★ Added 4

    There are plenty of good reviews for this film, so I won't echo them needlessly. This is one hell of a film (with what happens to be an awesome score). The only thing I want to mention is how amazed I was to learn that when it came out, it got panned by critics and did poorly at the cinema. How the hell did people in 1999 not realise what an amazing film this is? How?!

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012

    ★★★ Added

    It wasn't anywhere near as good as I expected. It looks beautiful, granted, and the actors are great. But something in the way it's directed makes it seem infantile. There are so many exaggerations in the music, the lines in the script, the way the camera pans on the actors, all of which makes it seem like this is a film for an audience that can't grasp subtlety.
    Even if it is an adaptation after what is basically a children's…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner 1982

    ★★★ Added 1

    Most overrated movie, possibly of all time.

  • Dallas Buyers Club

    Dallas Buyers Club 2013

    ★★★ Added

    Vulgar, melodramatic, and flat. A mediocre film about annoying and filthy characters with one foot in the grave. Probably true enough to the reality, which would make it a tragic biography, but as a work of cinema it falls short.

  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men 2007

    ★★★½ Added

    With the risk of being pelted with tomatoes, I was completely underwhelmed by this film. Javier Bardem was very, very good, no doubt about that. It's hard as hell to play a psychopath right, and he nailed that role. I would watch it again just for his acting, actually. But everyone and everything else failed to impress me.
    This could be because I've never like Westerns. I do not empathise with the dusty, hard working, big hat sporting Texas peasant…

  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Feb, 2015

    A touch too much melodrama lost this movie one star from me, but it's overall really really good. The acting is great, historically it's realistic in tone if not in details, and the music is out of this world. It's definitely worth at least one viewing.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 29 May, 2015

    Well it's not gonna win any Oscars, and the script had the potential to be funnier than it was, but it's pretty and the pace of the action never falters.

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013

    ★★★½ Added

    Now that I've seen all three films, I can say this is probably the best of the lot. That's no credit to Peter Jackson, who is a terrible director in all three. But this movie has both Thranduil and Smaug, which are a fantastic addition and if all three films would've just been about those two characters I would have been very happy.
    Great acting from Lee Pace and Benedict Cumberbatch, and from the rest of the cast admittedly but everything else is tired, cliche, unnecessary, badly written, uninteresting, just a waste of film.